Red Tail Ale | Mendocino Brewing Company

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964 Ratings
Red Tail AleRed Tail Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mendocino Brewing Company
United States
mendobrew.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-22-2000

BEER STATS
Ratings:
964
Reviews:
482
Avg:
3.45
pDev:
14.78%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
73
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 964 |  Reviews: 482
Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AmitC
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CandaceLai
2.28/5  rDev -33.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Too hoppy, color is light brown, strange aftertaste (mixture of sour and sweet)

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Photo of Diskroll
3.54/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Tastes like a lager with a bit of hops on the end. Drinkable but missing a lot of the flavors I want in an ale.

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Photo of MattMorin
3.54/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of casapy
3/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of MJ64
3.24/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of 1morkerto
3.03/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Light red... Seems to be minimal hop, decent flavor. A little watery, but some after bite. OK

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Photo of pianoguy
3.89/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12 bottle

Pours a light brown copper body with a creamy 1/2 inch off white head. Some lacing

A faint smell of malt

Starts out a malt taste that leads into a mix of sweet and a bitter. Nice finish .

Feel is crisp and a bit prickly

Overall It was like a lager but with a slight hop bitterness that just seems to work!

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Photo of mothmanscott
3.46/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear deep amber/pale brown with a reddish hue producing 2+ fingers of somewhat lasting, pale tan, foamy/frothy head that leaves a minor level of streaky, webby lacing. Aroma is toffee, caramel & earthy hops. Taste is dark bread, roast and nutty notes, more intense earthy hops with hints of yeasty fruity esters. The sip finishes with caramel, roast & nuts, fruit, some pepper & a light hop bitterness. Afrertaste is a dry, astringent & slightly bitter. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation, wet but slightly dry, silky with a little prickle & a pleasant astringency.

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Photo of Josh_951
3.99/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jooler
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pretty fruity initial taste then it starts tasting like a lager. It's meh

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Photo of wisegreensoul
3.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrMullet
3.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KarmicSkrambl8
3.15/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of bplabernie
3.74/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 31Sam13
3.5/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Another blast from the past that I reacquired...great stuff...a hybrid red that is great with many seafood (yes I said it) dishes....

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Photo of ChaseTheAce
3.75/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jaymo18
2.89/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of atrocity
2.5/5  rDev -27.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

No bottle date... reviewed as is.

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Photo of redleg411
3.25/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Mongo_only_pawn
3.22/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

More like a brown ale, kind of a washed out finish

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Photo of Rob_aTl
4.62/5  rDev +33.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Just the right amount of malt/hops/abv taste. My go to beer when I want something good. Great finish.

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Photo of Spaceman_Jer
3.58/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ovaltine
3.67/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Red Tail Ale from Mendocino Brewing Company
3.45 out of 5 based on 964 ratings.
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